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Mark Steyn / Chicago Sun Times:
Wake up, Europe, you've a war on your hands  —  Ever since 9/11, I've been gloomily predicting the European powder keg's about to go up.  ''By 2010 we'll be watching burning buildings, street riots and assassinations on the news every night,'' I wrote in Canada's Western Standard back in February.
Elaine Ganley / Associated Press:
Unrest Reaches Paris; 28 Cars Torched  —  PARIS - Ten nights of urban unrest that brought thousands of arson attacks on cars, nursery schools and other targets from the Mediterranean to the German border reached Paris where at least 28 cars were burned overnight in the French capital, government officials said Sunday.
Craig S. Smith / New York Times:
France Has an Underclass, but Its Roots Are Still Shallow  —  PARIS — Just two months ago, the French watched in horrified fascination at the anarchy of New Orleans, where members of America's underclass were seen looting stores and defying the police in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Molly Moore / Washington Post:
Rage of French Youth Is a Fight for Recognition  —  Spreading Rampage in Country's Slums Is Rooted in Alienation and Abiding Government Neglect  —  LE BLANC-MESNIL, France, Nov. 5 — Mohammed Rezzoug, caretaker of the municipal gymnasium and soccer field, knows far more about the youths hurling firebombs …
Discussion: Tim Blair and Rantingprofs
Tyler / T. Longren:
France: To Hell in a Handbasket - UPDATED  —  [Nine] Ten nights of muslims rioting in the streets so far.  All due to a couple kids who got in trouble by the cops and fled to a power station.  Do cops in Paris just chase people for the hell of it?  I doubt it.  —  The protests/rioting continues to grow more violent.
John Derbyshire / The Corner on National Review Online:
Discussion: Blogs for Bush
Craig S. Smith / New York Times:
Riots Spread From Paris to Other French Cities
Discussion: Riding Sun
Ted Belman / Israel news and commentary from IsraPundit:
Today the suburbs, tomorrow the world
Olivier Guitta / The Counterterrorism Blog:
Intifada in Paris  —  For the past week, the suburbs of Paris …
Steve Soto / The Left Coaster:
Did Harry Reid Hit Bill Frist This Week With The "Smoking Gun"?  —  When Harry Reid shut down the Senate earlier this week due to Pat Roberts and Bill Frist's stonewalling of a Phase Two investigation over how the Bush Administration used intelligence in making its case for war, many of us wondered why now?
Andrew /
OBAMA THE HAWK:  —  Some tough talk from a future Democratic presidential contender.
Discussion: Legal Fiction
Bill Gertz / Washington Times:
Four arrests linked to Chinese spy ring  —  Four persons arrested in Los Angeles are part of a Chinese intelligence-gathering ring, federal investigators said, and the suspects caused serious compromises for 15 years to major U.S. weapons systems, including submarines and warships.
Barton Gellman / Washington Post:
The FBI's Secret Scrutiny  —  In Hunt for Terrorists, Bureau Examines Records of Ordinary Americans  —  The FBI came calling in Windsor, Conn., this summer with a document marked for delivery by hand.  On Matianuk Avenue, across from the tennis courts, two special agents found their man.
Victoria Toensing / Opinion Journal:
Investigate the CIA  —  An "outing" was the result of either incompetence or an effort to undermine the White House.  —  In a surprise, closed-door debate, Senate Democrats last week demanded an investigation of pre-Iraq War intelligence.  Here's an issue for them: Assess the validity …
Discussion: Blogs for Bush
Don Surber:
Dems Lie, NYT Repeats It  —  I never bought the WMD crap in Iraq.  I figured if Saddam Hussein had him, he would use them.  But then again, what do I know?  Bill Clinton assured us in 1998 that Saddam had them.  Ted Kennedy said it.  Jimmy Carter said it.  Hillary Clinton said it.
Washington Post:
Why Alito's the Man for the True Conservative Agenda  —  For conservatives, it was a teaching moment, and a kind of vindication.  Two months ago, millions of Americans watched as Supreme Court nominee John Roberts, billed as a conservative Republican, sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee …
Michael Wines / New York Times:
The Forgotten of Africa, Wasting Away in Jails Without Trial  —  LILONGWE, Malawi - Since Nov. 10, 1999, Lackson Sikayenera has been incarcerated in Maula Prison, a dozen iron-roofed barracks set on yellow dirt and hemmed by barbed wire just outside Malawi's capital city.  —  He eats one meal of porridge daily.
Discussion: TalkLeft
Lexington Green /
Paris Burns, The Second Leftist Utopia Burns With It  —  The current intifada in France has stripped the American Left of its second Utopia in a generation.  —  The Left lost its earlier worldly utopia when the Soviet Union fell apart.  1989 was not only the year that the countries …
Discussion: EU Rota
Bush sends staff back to ethics class  —  Memo: Staff should adhere to 'spirit' of all rules  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — With his chief political aide under investigation as part of a probe into the public unmasking of a CIA operative, President Bush is sending his staff back to school — ethics school.
Mr. M / Comments From Left Field:
4th And Goal  —  First, let me say that I'm not quite ready for daily political writing quite yet.  I know, I owe you all an explanation, and it will come, most likely on Monday.  That being said, if I were to wait until I was ready, it would be too late.  This needs to be said, and it needs to be said NOW!
Discussion: NewsHog
Europe is Burning  —  November 4, 2005: The riots by Moslems in France continues, with young Moslems in the suburbs of Paris intent on driving the police out and establishing control of their own neighborhoods.  At the same time, similar riots have been taking place in Denmark.
Discussion: and Dean's World
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Alito Smear #3: The Rock-Ribbed Racist's Candidate  —  Normally I page through most of the news stories in a day's media output, selecting a handful as interesting and "staging" them in a separate Firefox session before deciding which ones to analyze.  Occasionally, however …
Discussion: Confirm Them
Colbert I. King / Washington Post:
Credentials Are Fine, but Values Matter, Too
Discussion: reasoned audacity …

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